If you are planning to
travel to Morocco
anytime soon then you probably want to know what you can and cannot wear
I’ll do my best to explain what is appropriate clothing for Morocco from my first-hand experience.
Having traveled to and lived in Morocco for the past 6 years now I can
tell you first off it's a very relaxed and open place and welcomes all
visitors from around the world.
Nothing to worry about and you will be very welcome there!
Like any other country, they do have some rules and regulations but in
general, as long as you behave (same as in any country) then there is
nothing to worry about whilst there.
Clothing to Wear for Ladies in Morocco
As with many items of clothing, dresses are perfectly normal to wear in
The weather varies
throughout the year from spring to autumn a nice loose-flowing dress will
be a great addition to have in your possession to keep you cool.
The summers can get up to 40 degrees Celsius so loose clothing is very
popular amongst tourists traveling to Morocco.
With a skirt, they are also allowed and the type and length of the skirt
are left open to you but bear in mind anyway if you decide to expose
yourself then expect some eyeballs to be on you.
Trousers are perfectly acceptable in Morocco, they are also comfortable
and will be suitable for the different temperatures throughout the year
that the wear may bring in during your visit.
Fashionable and easy-to-wear pieces of clothing and leggings are also
allowed in Morocco. Many tourists wear comfortable clothes as you will no
doubt be spending time traveling around the country and seeing different
tourist places and places of interest.
With the fashion trend of skinny jeans, I've seen many ladies wearing
them, and again no issues. Morocco as I mentioned is a very open and
welcoming place to visit and nobody will bother you for wearing skinny
Swimsuits and bikinis
Down at the beach or around the pool at your hotel, swimsuits and bikinis
are allowed. Again, you should choose to dress as appropriate for the given
situation you will be in and dress to be comfortable as well as consider
your fashion sense!
It is a really good idea to have a couple of hats with you as you travel
around you will come across sun and shade. I highly advise having a hat with
you in order to keep your face and head protected from the sun.
A hat is a must-have if you go for example on a trip to the Sahara desert
as it will keep you well-protected from sunstroke when in the desert.
Keep in mind you will probably be out and about quite a lot n Morocco
touring the places to visit. Make sure to take some comfortable walking
shoes/sneakers and heels and sandals!
Clothing to Wear for Men in Morocco
As I covered above, a few pairs of trousers is advisable to help you feel
comfortable and in fashion whilst in Morocco. You may find yourself going
out for a meal in the evening or a walk along the beaches. Trousers are very
comfortable in most cases and I always recommend taking a few pairs on any
trip I go on.
Shorts also are a good choice, the weather can get hot and feeling relaxed
in a nice pair of shorts is advisable. Knee length or thigh length is not an
issue. Men in general in Morocco are usually wearing trousers, jogging
pants, or a Jalabia/Jellaba (local Morocco gown).
Jogging pants are the ultimate comfort when traveling. I tend to wear mine
though when I'm on the plane or chilling at the hotel. If I'm going on a
trip to the Atlas mountains then I may wear jogging bottoms just so I can
walk and move freely. Perfectly acceptable in Morocco!
A pair of nice even shoes or slip-on for walking along the promenade or
corniche will be a good idea. As well as some sneakers for good walks and a
pair of sandals for around the pool.
Linen shirts are advisable in Morocco to support when the weather
gets into higher temperatures and to keep you feeling comfortable. I usually
have some with me and they are also handy for multi-uses ie down at the
beach, evening dinners, etc.
A must is to have some T-shirts! I'm a bit of a polo shirt guy so love to
have several with me when I travel. They just “work” and I like that I can
mix them up with a pair of trousers, jeans, or shorts and they still look
Winters in Morocco can get down to the single digits Celcius so it's
advisable if you plan to travel in winter to pack some warmer clothing such
as sweaters and a coat.
With the Atlantic Ocean running through most of Morocco, the winds can
bring in colder weather and you should have some nice warm clothing to help
It can also rain in Winter in Morocco so again make sure you have a
lightweight waterproof jacket with you to keep dry!
Summers in Morocco are wonderful. The weather is very comfortable however
in Morocco or inland close to the
Atlas Mountains, then the weather can get very hot. I'd definitely have looser linen-style
clothing for summer to help keep you comfortable and dry.
I hope this helped you a little in preparing for what clothing is
appropriate for Morocco and also some insight into the weather in
Overall you should be worrying about what is and isn't allowed. Most people
are super friendly there and you won’t be stopped for wearing xya pieces of